It’s raining again here, pretty hard in fact. We’ve already officially about an inch of rain so far today, which puts us at 10.03 inches for the month, and an astounding 31.01 in for the year. That’s more than double the rain we got through this point last year (14.60 in).
We’ve gotten official rainfall 16 out of the 27 days this month, and on at least a few of the remaining 11, there was rain that fell in the area, but not at the airport, where the official total is monitored. We got almost as much in May, with official rain on 21 of 31 days, for 8.37 in total.
It’s crazy how much it’s been raining. It’s like the DFW metroplex has been lifted up and placed down in Florida, except that parts of Florida are in the middle of a pretty severe drought. I guess we got their rain.
Not that I’m complaining, of course. We’ll be expecting a much cooler summer than normal because of all this, even if the humidity figures to be a little higher. Area lakes will be at full levels for the first time in years. I won’t have to listen to everyone complain about being unable to water their lawn. Yes, the benefits are legion.
But it’s not even July, and we’ve already got more rain than we did in each of the past two years. It’s just weird.